Chihuahua International Airport

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Introduction to Chihuahua International Airport


The Chihuahua Airport codes are as follows: IATA CODE: CUU // ICAO CODE: MMCU

The International Airport of Chihuahua, also known as the General Roberto Fierro Villalobos International Airport, lies 18 Kms. to the northeast of the state capital at an elevation of 1,360 meters and is operated by Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte, which is also known as the Operadora Mexicana de Aeropuertos (Grupo OMA). This airport also acts as the National Air Force Base #13.

Chihuahua Airport was inaugurated on November 20th, 1956

Chihuahua Airport -which serves the State capital of Chihuahua- is one of Mexico’s official entry airports and is capable of handling up to 40 operations per hour. In addition to its commercial aviation platform, this airport offers two general aviation platforms (north and south) plus a cargo platform; the airport covers an area of 921.43 hectares, whilst the Terminal building comprises 7,781 m2 and can handle up to 356 passengers per hour.

Chihuahua Airport is named after the pilot General Roberto Fierro Villalobos, a hero of the Revolution

Though this airport is a busy passenger terminal, it is fast becoming known for its freight services due to its optimum geographical location and an increasing number of cargo companies locating to the area, though in the sense its current operating hours (07:00 to 21:00 hrs.) may soon have to be extended.

Chihuahua -for the first time- handled over 1.5 mn passengers throughout 2018

Regarding the passenger numbers at Chihuahua Airport, in 2019 this Terminal was the third busiest of the 13 Mexican airports that make up Grupo OMA‘s network, see below for further passenger number information.

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Investment Plans for Chihuahua Airport


The International Airport of Chihuahua is earmarked to receive MXP 440.8 mn. (US$ 25.55* mn.) in Grupo OMA’s Master Development Program for 2016-2020, the second highest investment, behind only Monterrey (MTY). In 2016, the airport benefitted from investment to the tune of MXP 174.4 mn., its highest annual amount over the period.

Between 2016 and 2020, Chihuahua Airport will receive a total investment of around US$ 25.55* mn.

Throughout 2017, the sum was MXN 142.7 mn., followed by MXP 17.5 mn. in 2018, the lowest yearly investment programmed over the five-year period. Then, in 2019, the amount increases again to MXP 87.5 mn., whilst the final year of the program (2020) will see investment in CUU of MXP 18.7 mn., thus completing the MXP 440.8 million program.

*The above figures were published on Dec. 31st, 2015. We used the x-rates.com currency convertor to provide you with an estimate of the US-Dollar equivalent of the total investments planned at this airport

 


Arrivals & Departures – Chihuahua Airport


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Hotels at Chihuahua Airport


As far as official ‘Airport Hotels’ are concerned, here we offer online reservations (click on the text link) for the Best Western Cumbres Airport Hotel Chihuahua.

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Airlines and Routes – Chihuahua Airport


Direct Domestic flights to / from Chihuahua Airport

(January 6, 2020)

Chihuahua Airport is currently served by 6 Mexican airlines, together offering direct services to 13 domestic destinations. The players here are the Grupo Aeroméxico affiliate Aeroméxico Connect (2), the regional carriers Calafia Airlines (3) and TAR Aerolíneas (4), the LCC Interjet (1), plus both the Republic’s ULCCs: VivaAerobus (4) and Volaris (8 + 1 international). See below for the international options.


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In 2019, Volaris inaugurated services uniting (CUU-MID) Mérida beginning -on March 1- and -on March 3- it launched three routes from CUU to Hermosillo (HMO), Mérida (MID) and Mexicali (MXL), all four routes offering frequencies on Thurs. and Sun.


Aeroméxico Connect
Mexico City (MEX) – Monterrey (MTY)
Calafia Airlines
Culiacan (CUL) – La Paz (LAP) – Los Mochis (LMM)
Mexico City (MEX)
Ciudad Juárez (CJS) – Culiacan (CUL) – Hermosillo (HMO) – Queretaro (QRO)
Cancun (CUN) – Guadalajara (GDL) – Mexico City (MEX) – Monterrey (MTY)
 
Cancun (CUN) – Guadalajara (GDL) – Hermosillo (HMO) – Mérida (MID) – Mexicali (MXL) – Mexico City (MEX) – Querétaro (QRO) – Tijuana (TIJ)

 

Direct International flights to / from Chihuahua Airport

(January 6, 2020)

The three airlines currently serving CUU through (3) international gateways are the Mexican ULCC Volaris (1), and the two US carriers American Airlines (2) and United Airlines (1), the latter two uniting this Mexican city with their respective hubs at Dallas (DFW) and Houston (IAH).


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Volaris introduced its Denver (DEN-CUU) services in June, 2014., with an initial offering of weekly services on Saturdays

American Airlines incorporated its second gateway into CUU -as of Dec. 18, 2019- with direct daily services to/from Phoenix


American Airlines – American Eagle
Dallas (DFW) – Phoenix (PHX
Houston (IAH)
Denver (DEN)

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Parking – Chihuahua Airport


The GPS coordinates for the Chihuahua Airport are: Lat.: 28° 42′ 10″ N // Long.: 105° 57′ 42″ W

There are several parking options at CUU, both short and long-stay options, the costs ranging from MXP 34 to 68 per hour, depending on your choice of parking, whilst the daily maximums range from MXP 160 to 360, again, depending on the parking option you choose.

Beware: The cost for losing your parking ticket at CUU is between MXP 160 and MXP 360

Payment can be made with cash, American Express, Master Card or Visa credit cards, and services are available round the clock. Automatic (machine) payment is available at the exits of the parking lots.

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Car Hire – Chihuahua Airport


The car-rental agencies present in the Chihuahua Airport are as follows: Alamo, Avis, Budget, Europcar, Greenmotion, Hertz, National and Sixt. Avis and Europcar accept cash payments and all accept Amex, Mastercard and Visa credit card payment. Between them, the companies cover the clock from 06:00 to 23:00 hours. You’ll find the offices on the right as you exit the customs point. We do not provide this service at the airport, but if you’re interested in renting a car in Chihuahua city, check out the link below.

If renting a car on arrival, check out the forms of payment above so as to save time

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Taxis and Transfers – Chihuahua Airport


‘Official’ taxi services at Chihuahua Airport are provided by three companies: Prodigy, Trans Guts and Valops; between them these taxi services cover the period from 04:30 to 23:00 hours and all accept either cash or credit-card payments.

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Left Luggage – Chihuahua Airport


No details on these services are available … yet.

 


Lost and Found – Chihuahua Airport


The Lost & Found office is on the second floor and is open to the public between 09:00 hrs and 17:00 hrs. See ‘Contact Info’ below for telephone number.

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VIP Lounges – Chihuahua Airport


The Chihuahua Airport plays host to Aeromexico’s Salon Premier VIP Lounge; located on the Ground Floor of the Terminal, the lounge opens to the public from  05:00 to 20:30 hrs.

Grupo OMA also offers passengers its own OMA Premier Lounge, open from 05:00 to 22:00 hrs., which is located in the last-minute waiting room.

 


Money – Chihuahua Airport


Visitors to the Cihuahua Airport will find two options regarding banking services: the Bancomer, HSBC, Santander and Scotiabank provide ATM services and are located on the Ground Floor.

There is also a currency exchange service: Dollar Trade, open from 06:00 to 22:00 hrs. See ‘Contact Info’ below for telephone.

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Health – Chihuahua Airport


There is one pharmacy at CUU: Farmacias Benavides, open from 07:00 to 23:00 hrs., see ‘Contact Info’ below for telephone number.

 


Shopping / Food – Chihuahua Airport


There are a whole range of stores, including the Airport Market and Divers should provide the readers amongst you with a sufficient choice of materials, whilst D’Garheti stores ought to keep the fashion fans happy; meanwhile, those looking to buy themselves -or friends- a gift of some kind should find something at the Galería de Arte Sandra Pina, among others.

As for those of you with a healthy appetite, you can choose between the Deli&cia , Johnny Rockets and Wings, all these options open at 05:00 hrs, and continue until between 20:00 to 22:00 hrs. There are also two cafés: Café Combate and Starbucks.

The Duty-Free shopping at the Chihuahua Airport comes in the form of the Airport Free Shop

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Passenger Numbers – Chihuahua Airport


According to company figures, in 2010, Chihuahua Airport registered 828,123 passengers, then the following year there was a dip in the visitor numbers to 782,133. However, since then, the visitor numbers here continued the positive trend, until reaching 961,538 passengers in 2014, up 8.57% on 2013.

Chihuahua came close to reaching a million passengers for the first time in 2014, with 961,538

According to Grupo OMA’s annual passenger report for 2015, Chihuahua International Airport handled a total of 1,110,513 passengers, thus giving a year-on-year increase of 15.5%. From this number, 998,261 were domestic, whilst 112,252 were international visitors; these figures translate to healthy year-on-year increases of 15.1% and 19.6%, respectively.

In 2014, Chihuahua International Airport was placed #14 on the list of Mexico’s busiest airports

As far as Grupo OMA’s 13-airport network is concerned, the fact that Chihuahua broke the one-million passenger barrier for the first time means it has clearly maintained its third position again and joined both Monterrey and Culiacán to make it into the elite airports of the Republic with over a million passengers. The bad news for Chihuahua is that though the actual passenger numbers were positive, this Terminal slipped one place on Mexico’s busiest airports list for 2015, finalizing the year at #15.

In 2015, Chihuahua Airport handled over a million passengers for the first time: 1,110,513

In 2016, Chihuahua Airport upped its passenger numbers by almost 200,000 over the 2015 figure, the total for 2016 being 1,305,961 passengers. Of the aforementioned figure, 1,197,408 passengers arrived on domestic flights, meaning the above increase in passenger numbers was entirely from the domestic niche, since the international passenger numbers showed a slight dip of almost 4,000 passengers, to close the year with 108,553 international visitors having transitted the installations.

The positive results for 2016 saw Chihuahua climb 2 places on the busiest airports list to #13

In 2017, the passenger numbers increased once again at this airport to give an annual total of 1,409,579 passengers, a year-on-year increase of over 100,000; from this total, 1,298,262 passengers arrived on domestic services and the international passenger numbers returned to its positive trend to register 111,317 and thus almost reach its 2015 figure for this niche market.

In 2017, Chihuahua upped its standing on Mexico’s busiest airports list for the 2nd consecutive year, this time to #12

Chihuahua International Airport registered a global total of 1,556,770 passengers for 2018, just creeping past the 1.5-million-passenger mark to post a double digit increase of 10.4% for the period, according to an official press release from Grupo OMA. In the domestic market, Chihuahua handled 1,436,028 passengers, a year-on-year increase of 10.6%, whilst the international niche contributed with 120,742 passengers, thus upping the annual headcount here for this sector by 8.5%. These figures maintained this airport as the third most important of Grupo OMA’s airport network.

Chihuahua’s positive passenger results in 2018 saw this Terminal surpass the 1.5-million passenger figure for the first time and maintained this Terminal at #12 on Mexico’s top airports list in 2018

Throughout 2019, according to the official figures released by Grupo OMA -on Jan. 6, 2020- Chihuahua Airport handled a global total of 1,699,816 passengers to post a respectable year-on-year increase of 9.2% and maintain this Terminal as the 7th most important -regarding passenger numbers- among the 13 Mexican airports handled by this Group.

Chihuahua’s global passenger count in 2019 registered over 143,000 passengers above the previous year to give a global increase of 9.2% and registered over 1.5 mn. passengers in the domestic niche alone for the first time

From the above total, 1,565,183 passengers were registered in the domestic niche -an annual increase of exactly 9.0%- whilst the international sector at this Terminal contributed with 134,633 passenger to post a year-on-year increase of 11.5% over the Terminal’s 2018 result.

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General Statistics – Chihuahua Airport


LOCATION
Lat.: 28° 42′ 10″ N // Long.: 105° 57′ 42″ W (These coordinates are not for air navigation).
DISTANCE FROM CITY
18 kilometers
CATEGORY
Fifth
CLASSIFICATION
International
TYPE
Regional
SURFACE AREA
921.43 hectares
ELEVATION ABOVE SEA LEVEL
1,360 meters
NUMBER OF RUNWAYS
3
PRINCIPAL RUNWAY
18L-36R – 3,000 x 45 metres
SECONDARY RUNWAY
18R-36L – 1,800 x 30 metres
TERCIARY RUNWAY
04-22 – 1,100 x 30 metres
TYPE OF COVERING
Asphalt
OPERATIONS PER HOUR
40
CAPACITY (pph*)
356
TOTAL AREA
7,781 m2

*Passengers per hour

 


Contact Information for Chihuahua Airport


Telephone Numbers – Chihuahua Airport

From within the city, use only the number below.
From outside the city but within Mexico, dial +01-(614), then the number below.
From outside Mexico, dial +52-(614), then the number below.
Airport information
420-5104
Tourism information
410-1077
Lost & Found 478-7000, Ext. 34.
Currency exchange 438-2322
Pharmacy 446-8404
Customs XXXXXXXXXX
Immigration XXXXXXXXXX
Airport security XXXXXXXXXX
Tourist Police XXXXXXXXXX
DGAC
Civil Aviation Authority
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SAGARPA/SENESICA Ministry for Agriculture, Livestock, Rural Development, Fishing and Alimentation XXXXXXXXXX
SENEAM
Navigation Services in Mexican Airspace
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Address – Chihuahua Airport

Boulevard Juan Pablo II, Km. 14, Chihuahua, Chihuahua, C.P. 31390

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